Family

Ode to Betty

I knew it was going to happen one day. But it was a day I was dreading. And that day has come. People often ask me how I do it all. After reeling internally from the fact that I don’t think I am doing it all at all, I usually say something like “with lots […]

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Honoring Our Heritage

by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director There is much to be learned from our ancestors. Our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents had deep roots in agriculture. Modern organic farming is based on the philosophy that we must learn from past generations and modernize those lessons for current agricultural conditions. However, as generations […]

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Stepping Toward Happiness

There comes a point in everyone’s life when they need to choose life. As Elizabeth Gilbert writes in her new book The Signature of All Things, “she knew that the world was plainly divided into those who fought an unrelenting battle to live, and those who surrendered and died. This was a simple fact.” What’s […]

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Non-GMO Choices Make Halloween
Less Frightful

by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, assistant director of the Non-GMO Project It’s that time of year when Halloween costumes show off kids’ creative spirit and festive plans are in full swing. Kids love Halloween because it’s a day filled with wonderful sweet treats and surprises. Unfortunately, these treats often contain questionable GMO ingredients that would […]

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The Year Reality Knocked

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger For every mother (and father) out there who has just wrapped up the back-to-school ritual, I offer the following, with great affection. It took me many, many years, but somewhere along the line, I think I finally figured out this whole “start the school year right” thing. […]

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What Happened When I
Disconnected…

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure For the month of August I took a break from all social media. Because it’s summer. Because as an author with six books coming out in the next year, this is my last chance to lay low online. Because I was in […]

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A Prism of Inner Beauty

Photo courtesy of Aluminousgift.com by guest blogger Renee A. James, essayist and blogger The beautiful, confounding, and kind of miraculous thing about bright white light is that it’s nothing of the kind. The gorgeous, soft spectrum of color that emerges when a ray of light passes through a crystal prism is so simple but so […]

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My Favorite Summer Memories

This one is for you, Jaa, who asked me to write about my favorite summer memories… The Barn Until I was seven (when my grandfather passed away), the farm I lived on was a veritable organic farm fantasy, and the barn was my castle. It was always stacked with hay bales, and in its cool […]

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